“The Way” available on DVD

The Way” a Camino de Santiago movie with Martin Sheen has now been released on DVD in both the USA and in Europe.

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as ‘The Way of Saint James’.
Summary of this film:

Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his lost son, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his California life behind.

Armed only with his son’s backpack and guidebook, he begins the 800km historical pilgrimage but soon discovers that he won’t be alone on this journey – he meets other pilgrims from around the world, all broken and looking for greater meaning in their lives.

From the hardship experienced along “The Way” an unlikely group of misfits are bonded and Tom begins to learn the difference between “The life we live and the life we choose.”

The Way was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.

How to get from Paris to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port?

The question was:

I’ve read over other threads but am still a bit confused about how to get to SJPP from Paris CDG. […] Can anyone tell me the name of the train station to go to so that I CAN catch a train to go to SJPP?

Read all the good Paris to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (SJPP) advice here.

How busy is the Camino ?

Pilgrims on Camino de Santiago

The question was:

I’m heading to St Jean on 14th April 2011 with 4 friends . Wondering how busy the Camino is likely to be at this time. Anyone walked at this time before? We have booked our first 2 nights . Hope to just play it by ear after that?

This question is often asked, to get some ideas on the number of pilgrims read this thread in our Camino forum.